︎ April 28th 2022
Online lecture with Jason W. Moore
The faculty of Italian Culture and Society at UNISG is pleased to announce a public guest lecture with Jason W. Moore. The event is part of the public activities of the Political Ecologies Network at the University of St. Gallen. Everyone interested is warmly invited to join. 

Jason W. Moore "Climate Crisis, Planetary Justice, and the Flight from History" on April 28th, 6 pm CEST. The lecture will be digital (on Zoom). 

Please register in advance by clicking here

︎ February – June 2022
Design Ecologies – public online lecture series
The lecture series Design Ecologies at Zurich University of the Arts explores the intersections of design and ecology from the perspective of the natural sciences, politics, humanities and the arts.

International experts with different background will be presenting emerging positions from theory and practice – for example on material culture, political ecologies, biohacking, ecoacoustics, speculative design or ecocultural identities. The lectures will be held in german or english language.

Program details and registration here

︎ October 18th and November 30th, 2021
Public online lectures with Tim Ingold and Miriam Tola
The faculty of Italian Culture and Society at UNISG has organized two public guest lectures. Both lectures will be held online on Zoom.

On October 18th, Tim Ingold will be talking about "The Sustainability of Everything". On November 30th, Miriam Tola will be talking about "The commons reimagined – a case study from Rome, Italy".

If interested to join, just register by clicking here.

︎ August 3rd - 7th, 2021
Online Conference: Transformative Environmental Humanities 2021
STREAMS is an international conference for the Environmental Humanities. We gather researchers from a wide range of academic disciplines as well as artists, activists and practitioners. The Environmental Humanities has grown considerably during the last decade and STREAMS seeks to offer a space in which this experimental and dynamic field can meet, discuss and set out future directions for thinking and acting in a time of an ongoing ecological crisis.

For more information and registration, click here.

︎ July 11th 2021
Rural disgruntlement, pro-climate complacency sink expansion of Swiss carbon tax
Read our newest Yodeling by EH-CH Member Drew Keeling – about Carbon dioxide concentrations, energy sources and distribution, and internet exchanges as global matters.

Click here to find out more!

︎ June 17th - 18th, 2021
Being with Plants 2021 - Toward a New Way of Being with Plants
This free two-day online event will explore human/plant connections, including ethics in human treatment of plants, plant sentience and communication, and opportunities for developing more respectful and reciprocal relationships between humans and plants.

For more information and registration, click here.

︎ March 9th and May 4th, 2021
Public online lectures with Malcom Ferdinand and Nerea Calvillo
The faculty of Italian Culture and Society at UNISG has organized two public guest lectures. Both lectures will be held online on Zoom.

On March 9th, Malcom Ferdinand will be talking about "A Decolonial Ecology – Thinking from the Caribbean World". On May 4th, Nerea Calvillo will be talking about "Aeropolis – Urban Air as a Matter of Public Concern". 

If interested to join, just leave a short note by clicking here.

︎ Jan. 13, 2021
The Allure of Fungi
The Allure of Fungi, a book by Alison Pouliot presents fungi through multiple perspectives with engaging text, stunning photography and it is now accompanied by the astonishing Mycotopia short film!

Also check out her documentary: The Kingdom Fungi

Click here for more information about the book

︎ Nov. 22nd - 30th, 2020

Exhibition at Völkerkunde Museum - Without Honey You Have Nothing to Eat

The exhibition is organized around the Ayoréode's people knowledge of bees and honey.  The Ayoréode are a hunter-nomadic society in the dry forests of the Gran Chaco territory of eastern Bolivia and northern Paraguay.  The exhibit creates a space with their objects, photographs, films, sounds and expert voices to reflect on their culture and designs. 

For more information click here

︎ Nov. 26th and 27th 2020

International Conference Geographies of Alternative Care

This two-day international conference organized by UNIL deploys feminist, queer and critical race perspectives to explore care as a field of power relations and a set of embodied practices that sustain life. Considering the wildly uneven distribution of care that COVID-19 has made legible, we focus on three key dimensions of caring: caring for and through spaces; caring across species and scales; caring as research method. 

Further informations or click here and register for the conference until November 22nd.

︎ Nov. 10th and 17th 2020

Public online lectures with Serenella Iovino and knowbotiq

The faculty of Italian Culture and Society at UNISG has organized two public lectures. On Nov. 10th, Serenella Iovino will be talking about the virus, humans and other animals and how to understand COVID-19 with Biosemiotics and Posthumanism. On Nov. 17th, The Artist Duo knowbotiq will be talking about the collaborative project Swiss Psychotropic Gold, which traces the fleeting, often invisible paths of molecules, affects and violence and shows entanglements of the global metabolism of gold and the ambivalent role of Switzerland.

If interested to join, just leave a short note by clicking here

︎ Nov. 5th 2020

Songlines Charting Resurgence Workshop

The workshop aims to catalyse Songlines initiatives in Nepal and Senegal. It puts Nepali & Senegalese poets, SAUTE members Martin Leer and Roy Sellars, Land Lines project leads, and sustainable development practitioners into conversation to this end. Using breakout groups and Q & A sessions, it also solicits the experience of a broader group of environmental humanities researchers, poets, artists and development specialists. This forging of links between environmental humanities research and sustainable development practice responds to the call to ‘scale deep’ and position cultural beliefs within sustainable development projects.

Click here to find out more!

If interested to join, email Rachel Nisbet by clicking here

︎ Nov. 15th 2020

Ecology as Modernity’s New Horizon: Narratives of Progress, Regression, and Apocalypse in the Anthropocene

The next issue of Text Matters would like to interrogate some of the issues of temporality raised by the ecological challenge. Contributors are invited to think about these questions in terms of language, discourse, and literary and visual narratives, as well as possibly music, media, performance, and other art forms and practices that speak to the issues of temporality raised by our current crisis.

Click here to find out more!

︎ Nov. 6th to 7th 2020

3rd Global Science Film Festival

The shortest distance between science and society is cinema. This years edition will be celebrating the first short edition of the film festival, which will be alternated with the full edition in the future. It is dedicated exclusively to young scientists and filmmakers, and also bringing the spotlight on Swiss-made films.

Click here to find out more!
︎ Oct. 22nd 2020

Then we disappear …

Film presentation and lecture on sensitive ecological issues and their reflection from an indigenous perspective by Henriette Stierlin, literary scholar and anthropologist, Ethnographic Museum at the University of Zurich (application necessary).

Click here to find out more!

︎ Sept. 8th to 11th | 2020

4th Science Filmmaking Marathon with Samer Angelone from Global Science Film Festival

Zurich University and ETH Zurich
In the filmmaking marathon, course participants learn the basics of visual storytelling and filmmaking and in working in groups supervised by professional filmmakers will produce short films during four intensive course days. The produced films will be screened as premieres at the 3rd Global Science Film Festival in November with a special award for the best film.
Click here for application or just to find out more!

︎ Aug. 5th – 7th 2020

Online Conference: STREAMS –
Transformative Environmental Humanities

STREAMS is an international conference organized by KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory. The conference gathers researchers from a wide range of academic disciplines as well as artists, activists and practitioners. From 5 August 2020 onwards, you will receive trailers of the streams that will be participating in the conference STREAMS, 3–7 August 2021.

Click here to find out more!

︎ July 10th, 2020

The Virus and the Pluriverse

Read our newest Yodeling by EH-CH Member Federico Luisetti about how the coronavirus has revealed the fabric of our savage ecologies and how a new state of nature has emerged.

Click here to find out more!

︎ July 2nd, 2020

HKW Series CC: World

HKW Berlin launches the CC: World series and lets artists and researchers from all over the globe compose personal letters sharing their takes on the current situation. Always with the world in CC.

Click here to find out more!

︎ July 2020

Something I have learned from Covid19

ESEH President Marco Armiero gives a personal account of his own experience with COVID-19 and the insights he has taken from it – the personal is also political.
Click here to find out more!
︎ Aug. 16th, 2019

BifrostOnline Channel

Bifrost is an environmental humanities intervention on climate change led by educators and researchers from the Nordic Network for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies (NIES) working in close collaboration with numerous partners from civil society.

The website regularly presents and continuously updates a wide range of stories, reports, data, artistic engagements and insights from knowledgeable actors (individuals and groups) operating on the front lines of global environmental change.

Click here to find out more!
︎ Dec. 24th, 2018

Take a Foray Into the World of Fungi with Alison’s Newest Publication!

Although relatively little known, fungi provide the links between the various organisms and ecosystems that underpin our functioning planet.
The Allure of Fungi
presents fungi through multiple perspectives – those of mycologists and ecologists, foragers and forayers, naturalists and farmers, aesthetes and artists, philosophers and Traditional Owners. It explores how a history of entrenched fears and misconceptions about fungi has led to their near absence in Australian ecological consciousness and biodiversity conservation.

Through the combination of engaging text and stunning photography, the author reflects on how aesthetic, sensate experience deepened by scientific knowledge offers the best chance for understanding fungi, the forest and human interactions with them.

Click here to find out more!
︎ Oct. 23rd, 2018

Call for Submissions – Environmental Humanities Lab, at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Stockholm, Sweden

KTH invites short film submissions of all genres that explore themes and feels within the scope of environmental humanities. A maximum of eight films will be selected and screened as part of the competition in Stockholm, during 23-25th November 2018.

︎ Oct 23rd, 2018

Climate Science & Ancient History – Decoding «Natural» and «Human» Archives

Institute of Ancient History
Department of Ancient Civilizations
University of Basel

This November, the Institute of Ancient History at the Department of Ancient Civilizations (University of Basel) is hosting an international conference, linking the discipline of Ancient History with the Environmental and Climate Sciences.
︎ Oct. 3rd, 2018 / 08:30 to Oct. 4th 2018 / 18:30

Environmental History as if the Future Mattered: Writing the History and the Future of the Anthropocene

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

How does Environmental History help us understand the past, expand how we explain the present, and what might it tell us about the future?
Environmental history deploys the insights from the “natural archive” – climate change, volcanism, biotic shifts and human transformations of the planet for understanding events and insight into processes described in human archives. Did drought trigger the Arab Spring? Did poor harvests animate the French Revolution? From uprisings to erosion of empires, environmental changes are increasingly used as elements and amplifiers in historical explanation.

The 2018 Pierre du Bois Annual Conference brings together distinguished scholars from international history, archeology, historical ecology, anthropology, paleoclimatology, literature, geography to explore what past dynamics and the roots of present processes might tell us about the future.

Click here to learn more and to register for this event.